HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning is seeking a
presidential pardon for leaking reams of classified information that her
lawyer says did not merit protection.
The Pvt. Manning Support Network released documents Wednesday that
defense attorney David Coombs filed a day earlier with the U.S. Justice
Department and the Department of the Army.
Manning, previously known as Bradley Manning, has declared her desire
to live as a woman while serving a 35-year prison sentence at Fort
In her petition for pardon and commutation of sentence, Manning
writes: "The decisions I made in 2010 were made out of a concern for my
country and the world that we live in."
The leaked material included video of a U.S. helicopter attack in Iraq that killed civilians.
Manning says she regrets if her actions caused harm.
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